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Foundation Christian School – Finding Out If the Shoe Fits in Elmira!

Foundation Christian School – Finding Out If the Shoe Fits in Elmira!

Foundation Christian School – Finding Out If the Shoe Fits in Elmira!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Foundation Christian School Students Make ShoesI love hearing stories of how our children are learning in the community!  Our kids have been out and about in Kitchener-Waterloo, and most recently, Elmira.  I received this note from Mrs. Lachance about one such recent excursion:

A few weeks ago the grade one class ventured to the town of Elmira to learn about shoes.  The first stop was Brubacher Shoes where Harvey Gingrich, former owner of the store, took us to the basement.  

Among the shelves of shoeboxes, he told us about the history of shoes and showed us examples of different shoes.  “I really like the roller skating shoes but it’s hard to click the button.” said one student.  One student was fascinated by the button-up boots.  We all decided that if we had to wear that kind of boot today we would never get outside to play for recess!  

Shoes…are they for protection or for decoration or for boasting? It seems over the decades shoes have been made and worn for all of those reasons.  Our second stop was Foot Foundation.  Ray Bauman, new owner of the store, showed us the process and the machines used to make shoes.  Wyatt was happy to have his foot traced!  

The machines were fascinating and noisy.  We saw how computers are used today to do certain parts of the shoe-making process.  Ray answered a lot of questions and he even gave us a goodie bag to take home!  

In the bag were pieces of leather and other materials as well as a pattern for the front of a shoe.  That was a great gift because when we returned to school we spent the next two weeks making our own shoes.  It’s not an easy task but look how well we did!  So, if you are ever in Elmira or need some shoes be sure to check out Brubacher Shoes and Foot Foundation.

Standing on the promises of God!

Matt


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